M.Sc. Statistics or Master of Science in Statistics is a postgraduate Statistics course. Statistics is the study of the collection, organization, and interpretation of data. It deals with all aspects of this, including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments. The duration of M.Sc. in Statistics is mostly of two academic years but it varies from institute to institute. The Banaras Hindu University, U.P. is providing for two years. The minimum time to complete the course is also two years. Course is available both in full time and part time basis. M.Sc. (Statistics) course is of four semesters and it is career originating and orienting in nature which offers many jobs in the very field.
M.Sc. Statistics Eligibility
The candidates should complete their B.Sc. degree under any registered University in the following subjects like Mathematics and Statistics in Science stream.
The marks of admission for this course vary from University to University. In various colleges and Universities it conducts entrance exams for the admission of the students.
They should have good reasoning ability, persistence and the ability to apply principles to new types of problems.
They should also have a mathematical aptitude and be able to reason logically and flexible and have a curious and disciplined mind.
Candidates should have good verbal and writing skills along with it intellectual creativity, patience & persistence, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, logic, and ability to take decisions independently are also essentials for it.
Those who want to become lecturer also are suitable for the course and for this purpose they have to pass UGC-NET exam.
How is M.Sc. Statistics Course Beneficial?
They can have jobs with the government departments which conduct experiments on consumer prices, fluctuations in the economy, employment patterns, population trends etc.
They can also have jobs in Wildlife field as statisticians which help to collect data on the various animal populations and try to design strategies to protect endangered species.
They may work with environmental engineers and scientists to work out problems and device solutions to deal with the earth's environmental problems.
Teaching is an evergreen field for them; where they can go after having certain qualifications after Master degree course such as UGC-NET exam.
M.Sc. Statistics Job Types
Statistician - Expertise in Research
Statistician or Biostatistician
Senior Statistician or Junior Statistician (Pharmacy)